India vs Australia Day 1 Report: Australia won the toss and decided to bat first and its batsmen proved it right.
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Ahmedabad: On Wednesday, March 8, Australia captain Steve Smith said in a press conference that the pitch at the Ahmedabad Stadium looked more flat than the pitches of the previous three matches and was less likely to turn on the first day itself. On the first day of the fourth and last Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which began on Thursday, March 9, Smith’s prediction proved to be 100 percent correct and Australia took advantage of it. Usman Khawaja On the basis of the best century, Australia scored 255 runs losing 4 wickets.
The Australian team, which returned to the series with a win in the Indore Test, came into this match with confidence and the flat pitch also helped them. Smith won the toss and elected to bat first, and initially the stray bowling of the Indian pacers helped a bit, while the Australian batsmen worked together to make it a success.
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Ahmedabad Test: Big highlights of Day 1
- Australia batted for a full day for the first time in this series and the team was not all out. Usman Khawaja returned unbeaten after scoring 104 runs for Australia, while Cameron Green also returned unbeaten after scoring 49 runs. There has been a partnership of 85 runs between the two.
- Left-handed batsman Khawaja scored his first century in Test cricket against India. Khawaja, who came for the opening, completed his 14th Test century on the first ball of the last over of the day. He scored a century in 246 balls.
- The most successful bowler for India on the first day was Mohammed Shami. Shami, who returned for this match after rest in the Indore Test, bowled Marnus Labushen and Peter Handscomb. Shami gave 65 runs in 17 overs and took 2 wickets. Apart from them, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja got one wicket each.
- There was a 79-run partnership for the third wicket between Steve Smith and Khawaja, which stabilized Australia’s innings. However, Smith was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja at the beginning of the third session. This was the fourth time when Jadeja bowled Smith.
- Australia scored 74 runs in the second session and no wicket went. Including all the four Tests of this series, this proved to be the first session in which no wicket fell.
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